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Piki Kotuku Te Kuru

PTE. P. K. TE KURU, of Manunui, Died of wounds. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly News 11 October 1917 p040. Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19171011-40-29. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

PTE. P. K. TE KURU, of Manunui, Died of wounds. Taken from the supplement to the Auckland Weekly New …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Piki Kotuku AWMM
  • Surname
    Te Kuru AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Tekuru AWMM
    • Piki Kōtuku AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/753 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    27 April 1894 Military Personnel file TaupoWaikato Military Personnel file
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Kahu Te Kuru (father), Manunui AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16/753 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 10 July 1915 Military Personnel File
      Age 21 AWMM TakapunaNorth Shore City Military Personnel File
    • Embarkation: WW1 18 Sep 1915-26 October 1915 from Wellington, New Zealand to Suez, Egypt. Tranpsort Public - Ben - Researcher - 25 May 2016 - Casualty Form - Active Service. Army Form B. 103.
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded 1916 AWMM
    • 4 August 1917 AWMMDied of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died from wounds received in action 4th August 1917 in No. 2 Australian Casualty Clearning Station, in the field France AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Not listed in Nominal Roll.

    Piki Te Kuru was the son of Mr. Kahu Te Kuru, of Manunui, New Zealand.

    Listed as wounded, Chronicles of the NZEF 1916 (2) p. 40

    Listed as Tekuru by the Chronicles of the NZEF

    Auckland War Memorial Museum holds the British Pattern 1888 bayonet and scabbard for Lee Metford Mk 1, which belonged to 16/753 Pte Te Piki Kotuku Te Kuru AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    4 August 1917 Military Personnel file
    FranceEurope Military Personnel file
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France AWMM I. X. 35. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • As a young boy, your picture hung on the wall at Nana and Koko's Whare, stories of you and your brother Hiwawa were shared, opening the wide world of imagination and taha wairua. You live in all of us Koro Piki, and the life, you have lived, and the sacrifice, will always remain part of your Whanau for ever...ake ake Kia kaha e... Ma te Matauranga ka Whakapono Ma te Whakapono ka Rongo Wairua Ma te Rongo Wairua ka Marama Ma te Marama ka oho Mauri Ma te Oho Mauri ka Mohio Ma te Mohio ka Whaiwhakaaro Ma te Whaiwhakaaro ka Hihiko Ma te Hihiko ka Mahi a Ma te Mahi ka Putanga hua Ma te Putanga hua ka Whai Oranga By Knowledge comes Faith By Faith comes the Spirit By the Spirit comes Light By the Light comes an Awakening of the Spirit By the Awakening of the Spirit comes understanding By Understanding comes Wisdom By Wisdom comes Inspiration By Inspiration work is done By work comes Forth fruit
    Public - Shaun Whakaio - Direct descendant - 25 April 2017
  • E Koro, so proud of you, Rest well, all our love from Pateriki, Becs, Peter and Wiremu
    Public - Pateriki - Direct descendant - 26 December 2016
  • love from Peter Tuatara and Wiremu
    Public - Peter - Direct descendant - 26 December 2016
  • Tena koe Koro, this is your great great niece and I am thinking of you on the eve of ANZAC 2015. My beautiful Nana Wiwi Te Tana visited you in France and we remember you in our whakapapa. Moe mai ra e Koro x
    Public - Bianca - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
  • E Koro we followed your lead but not into battle. 3 of us RNZIR and 1 RNZSIG. We lost our brother a while back have you met yet? Feeling very proud when we wear our medals on ANZAC. I have your miniatures and those too are worn. Lest we forget
    Public - Gladys Mihimamao - Other Relative - 15 April 2015
  • Never forgotten. Always remembered with affection by all your whanau. Arohanui Koro



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
27 October 2022Lorraine MonaGisborneResearcher
25 April 2017Shaun WhakaioNgapuke, Te Puke.Direct descendant
26 December 2016PeterTaupo,New ZealandDirect descendant
26 December 2016PaterikiTaupo, New ZealandDirect descendant
25 May 2016BenAuckland, New ZealandResearcher

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